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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class on aboriginal poetics. - Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip
Allen Ginsberg discusses "Aboriginal Poetics": the children's songs, migration songs, and funeral songs of the aboriginal population of Australia. He performs chants with aboriginal songsticks, including one written to protest the Vietnam War. The tape concludes with a reading and discussion of Vachel Lindsay's rhythmic poem "The Congo."
Keywords: New American Poetry; beat movement; incantation; language and culture; preliterate culture; oral literature
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